I’m writing this column about our district’s two halls of fame, but in discussing this subject I wanted to note two fine gentlemen with very special connections to our school district who have passed in the last few months. Jim Trudeau and Danny Bever are both members of the Forest Lake Area High School Arts & Athletics Hall of Fame, and Jim is also a member of Forest Lake Area Schools Hall of Fame.
The year 2013 brought good news for education. The Minnesota Legislature approved additional funds for early childhood education and for all-day kindergarten. Eighty-six percent of local school levies were approved. Money borrowed from school districts during poor economic times have been repaid.